Lyndarum North, Wollert, VIC.
The Easter long weekend is fast approaching! How will you be celebrating?
From at-home activities to egg-citing events, the team at Lyndarum North have some ideas to help you make this Easter long weekend egg-stra special.
Easter egg hunt
There’s nothing more fun than setting up an Easter egg hunt in the backyard, or around the house if the weather takes a turn for the worst!
If you want your children’s egg hunt to include treats other than chocolate, place small toys or other goodies inside fillable egg containers which you can purchase from stores like Spotlight, Kmart and Big W.
You can also pick up re-usable egg hunt baskets, or make your own!
For some creative Easter fun, why not create your own colourful eggs? You can do this in a range of ways – from drawing patterns with acrylic paint, to submerging them in food die, or even using colourful textas for something a bit more simple.
To avoid any unwanted mess, ensure you hard boil the eggs before getting crafty. Your colourful eggs can then be used as decorations around the home or for your easter lunch table centrepiece. This activity is eggs-tremely versatile and fun!
What’s on close to home
Easter Egg Hunt presented by Polaris 3083 and La Trobe Sport
Celebrate Easter by joining Polaris 3083 and La Trobe Sport for a free Easter Egg Hunt and family activity day on Tuesday 12 April from 10am – 12pm.
Children aged 7 to 12 can take part in a free supervised sports session run by members of the La Trobe Sport community program. The session will include a netball activity hosted by the Northern Football Netball League (NFNL) NetSetGo team.
If you and your children enjoy taking part in contests, then sign up for the Parent vs Child Netball or Handball Competition! Plus, attendees of all ages can have fun navigating the inflatable obstacle course or simply enjoy the live music and a smoothie from the refreshment cart.
Other free activities include face painting, little kids play zone, lawn games and a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny.
Everyone who registers goes in the draw to win a prize pack worth $300, which includes:
- A-League player signed Melbourne City Football Club ball
- 4-month Foundation Membership to La Trobe University’s Indoor Sports Centre (Gym, Pool, Group Fitness)
Don't miss out! Spots are limited and registrations are essential. Learn more here.
Hop to your local café
The Easter long weekend is the perfect time to hop on down to your local café for a coffee, hot chocolate or babycino!
Check out some great hidden coffee hotspots in this blog.
Picnic at your local park
If the sun is shining, why not head to your local park for an Easter weekend picnic?
Lyndarum North residents have a beautiful community park on their doorstep. Located on the corner of Edgars Road and Skyway Avenue, the Lyndarum North park has something for everyone to enjoy, including four slides, swings, tunnels, climbing nets, a basketball half court, picnic tables, a huge grass field and so much more. It’s the perfect spot for an egg-cellent Easter picnic!
Events that are further afield
If you’re looking to make the most of the Easter long weekend and travel to some exciting places across Victoria, here are some egg-stra special Easter events to get involved in.
Bendigo’s 150th Easter Fair
From a gigantic hunt for 85,000 Easter eggs, to an expansive market, lighting projections, live music and so much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Bendigo Easter Fair.
With a jam-packed program running from Good Friday to Easter Monday, there’ll be so much to get involved in.
The drive to Bendigo is just under two hours from Lyndarum North.
Stay updated on Bendigo’s weekend of entertainment here.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Warrantina Lavender Farm
For a day of fun and egg-citement, head to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Warrantina Lavender Farm on 16 and 17 April.
On arrival, each child will receive a map of the farm, where they will search for four egg tokens. Once all are found, each child will receive a bunch of chocolate eggs to enjoy.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, try the Tea House’s famous lavender scones and ice-cream. Other delicious sweet and savoury dishes will also be on offer.
There will be a morning and afternoon session of the Easter Egg Hunt on both days. Suitable for kids 11 and under, admission costs $10 per egg hunter and adults enter for free.
Warrantina Lavender Farm is just over an hour’s drive from Lyndarum North. Bookings are essential and dogs are welcome as long as they are on a lead. Learn more here.
Easter Bunny Special: Queenscliff
Hop on board for some great family fun at Bellarine Railway, just under a two hour drive from Lyndarum North.
On Good Friday (15 April), take a scenic trip along Swan Bay for a fun way to donate to The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Trains depart Queenscliff railway station every hour between 11am and 3pm.
On 16 and 17 April, join in on their annual Easter Bunny Specials, which include:
- Scenic 45-minute return train ride
- ‘Bunny Spotto’ activity
- Easter Bonnet competition
- Egg hunt
- Photos with the Easter Bunny
Trains depart Queenscliff railway station at 11am, 12pm and 2:15pm.
Visit the Bellarine Railway website for bookings and more information.
However you choose to celebrate, the team at Lyndarum North wishes you a very Hoppy Easter!